It's May 22 and it's also Gout Awareness Day. Gout is a form of arthritis that develops when a chemical compound called purine causes crystals to form in the joint. Those crystals cause joint inflammation, swelling and intense pain.
Certain products we all eat and drink are especially nasty in causing an increase in purine, which in turn leads to that crystallization and the gout problems.
There's a great Healthline story on gout that provides easily understandable pointers on how certain foods and drinks can hinder or help gout. I've put the insights into a simple infographic and you can download the full graphic